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, but an extraordinary friend, and to dr. joe biden who has partnered with my wife with an extraordinary generosity on behalf of our men and women in uniform, to the entire cab innocent that's here, i'm grateful to you. some of you are staying, and some of you are leaving, but i know the extraordinary sacrifices that you and my team have made to try to advance the cause of progress in this country, and i'm always going to be grateful to you for that. to the speaker of the house and nap sigh -- nancy pelosi to democratic leader harry reid as well as republican leader mitch mcconnell, and to all the congressional leaders and all the members of congress who are here. i recognize that democracy's not always easy, and i recognize there are profound differences in this world, but i just want to say thank you for your service, and i want to thank your families for their service because regardless of our political persuasions and perspectives, i know that all of us serve because we believe that we can make america for future generations, and i'm confident that we can agent in this moment in a way that make
to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. teach him a man say congratulation, and god speed. [applause] [applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague in partner in this inaugural endeavor. senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official endeavor. senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president, mr. vice president and jill, president clinton, when former president who's not here today were sitting next to him, george wh bush before he got up to speak wendover in santa barbara, what should i speak about? and she said in a loud whisper, about five minutes, george. i'll take about one minute. there will probably come a time, mr. president and mrs. obama, to the guidance, when your children try to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened and if those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. in these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for the common good that mr. cortes spoke about any indication and as you so eloquently talked
. [applause] >> president obama and vice president joe biden attend the 57 food inaugural prayer service this morning. you can see live coverage from the national cathedral in washington beginning at 9:50 eastern on c-span3. this afternoon on c-span3 the house ways and means committee look at the national debt limit, previous congresses and handle the and whether the president and raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. live coverage begins at 9:30 eastern on c-span3. >> from the very start, organize militaries have always spent a lot of their time fighting and conventional, your regular warfare. you know what? those terms don't make a heck of a lot of sense. that is one of the big take aways i had from doing six years of reading and research for this book. the way we think about this subject is all messed up. we think that somehow conventional warfare is the norm, the way you modify is to have conventional armies plugging it out in the open but the reality is those of always been the exception. think about more modern world. what was the last conventional war? this is a h
is the development assistance. that is always going to be a vulnerable part of the budget. >> i recall joe biden saying there's a campaign, the only program will cut was foreign aid. tell us your view about how we can kind of put that one on a sustainable basis politically. how can you persuade the public it's being used e officially? what are the things working and those that are not? >> i think the keyword is efficiently. we have the to demonstrate is the money that the taxpayer money being sent overseas for foreign aid is number one in our strategic national interest. and we have to articulate what that interest is. second dpli, i think we have to go beyond just sending the money so it gets depositive its and who leads the country's swiss bank account. we have to demonstrate that money is being effectively used to address certain things. and give george w. bush significant credit for the challenge corporation program for -- [inaudible] in africa. because they set a set of standards they these are our values. these are our standards. if you are able to enforce implement and enforce the standar
charged with the governance of our nation. >> striven hearts of barack obama and joe biden. grant them and uphold them that they made this charge of their duties in the full life of your divine grace. keep this nation under your care. here our voice and to provide for the common good. give them the vision to care for your creation. lead them to willingly to fill obligations in a community of nations. keep this nation and your care. stir up the passion and reverence of the justices of the supreme court, for the rule of law in the way of justice. though there judgment with integrity and insight. keep this nation under your care. .. in all things, your will may be done. it is prey the lord. >> thanks be to god. >> a reading from saint paul's second letter to the corinthians. it is god who said, let light shine out of darkness, who has shown in our heart, to give the rate of the knowledge of the glory of god in the face of jesus christ. but we have this treasure in clay jars. so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to god and does not compromise. we are afflicted
to be a vulnerable part of the budget. >> it is. >> i seem to recall joe biden saying during the '08 program we'll cut, i think he said it was foreign aid. tell us your view about how we can kind of put that one on a sustainable basis pretty create -- politically. how can you persuade the public it's being used efficiently, what are the things that are working and what are not? >> well, i think the keyword here is "efficiently." we have to demonstrate that the money b, the taxpayer money that is being sent overseas for foreign aid is, number one, in our strategic national interest. and we have to articulate what that interest is. secondly, i think we have to go beyond just sending the money so it gets deposit inside whoever leads that country's swiss bank account. that we have to demonstrate that that money is being effectively used to address certain things. give george w. bush significant credit for the millennial challenge corporation program, for pepfar, treatment of aids in africa. because they have set a set of standards that these are o our values, these are our standards. if you are abl
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